Coaster side trips RE: WoF,Adventureland and VF

Sunday, June 2, 2002 3:54 PM

Our family will be going to three new cities (for us) beginning on June 8th. My question is this. We will have some spare time in each of the park locations and I'm asking for suggestions for things that could fill our spare time in each locale, Kansas City, Des Moines and the Twin Cities areas and/or on the highway in between. We are looking for interesting things that will fit into a miniscule budget (FREE or cheap ATTRACTIONS suggestions highly welcomed).

Thanks for any advice

DAC

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:09 PM
in the twin cities we have the Mall Of America... with Camp snoopy in it... thats a must hit...
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 11:50 PM
At Worlds of Fun and Valley Fair, they discount admission after 5pm. Adventureland doesn't offer a deal like that, but the admission is pretty reasonable--no where near as expensive as Cedar Point. Also, if you're going to hit both WOF and VF for a full day, it's cheaper to get a seaosn pass at WOF fro $60 than pay gate admission at both parks.
Also in Des Moines, there's a water park--Whitewater University with go-karts and mini-golf. It's not too expensive.
Valley Fair has an interior waterpark included with admission. Oceans of Fun is separate admission from Worlds of Fun, but there's usually a deal out there to get you into both parks for the price of one.
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-Matt in Iowa (Des Moines area)
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
Just say no to Gerstlauer!
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Monday, June 3, 2002 5:38 PM

www.themeparksonline.org

There is information there on all three parks along with lodging and other information

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:49 PM
Kansas City has lots of casinos (not exactly cheap), and an area called the Country Club Plaza with lots of very upscale restaurants and shops. You could also take in a Royals game. That wouldn't be too expensive, and trust me, they need your support! Downtown there is also the 18th and Vine Jazz area and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (very cool place and is very cheap, might actually be free). Hope this helps.
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